Smack with: Ephemera. Tom Clark.
Smack with: Ephemera
Smack with: Ephemera
Smack with: Ephemera
Smack with: Ephemera
Smack with: Ephemera

Smack with: Ephemera

ISBN: 0876851278
Los Angeles, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1972. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Hand-numbered & signed by Tom Clark, with additional signature on loose prospectus card. "It is/ time/ to protest/ everywhere/ and in/ every/ way/ that the/ system/ of repression/ presently/ in force/ is more/ monstrous/ and degrading/ to/ mankind/ than any/ other/ that has/ ever/ been/ applied." ("applied," pg. 35) A collection of early (yet all-too-still-relevant) poems by Tom Clark (1941-2018), the prolific poet, novelist, editor & biographer of Jack Kerouac & others. A beautiful production from the acclaimed Black Sparrow Press, one of 175 hardcover copies numbered & signed by Clark, this is copy No. 26/175. With introductory notes by the venerable Beat-&-Beyond poet Clark Coolidge; small reproductions of photographs by Lewis P. McAdams, Jr. throughout. Additionally, there are two loose copies of a bookmark-sized original prospectus, placed between front & rear inner covers & endpapers, one of which (front) is signed by Clark. A most desirable & exemplary Clark & Black Sparrow rarity. Book & ephemera both in very fine condition, substantially mint. Book in clear protective jacket as issued, with a bit of mild rubbing to outer surfaces. Very Fine. [Item #3575]

Price: $150.00